Photographic Guide to the Birds of North America is a field guide designed for the beginner to intermediate level birder and those who want to feed and attract birds in their own backyard.
“A unique and delightfully fun guide to birds that is not only packed with photos, maps and info to help identify birds but also a cornucopia of features and humor that you’ve never seen in a traditional field guide. I love the straightforward, down-to-earth descriptions, the fun facts and jokes, the tie-ins to conservation and the web links to easily access sounds.”
– Jeff Wells – Vice President, Boreal Conservation for the Audubon
* The guide is laid out in a progressive manner.
* The initial section describes how the guide is structured and can best be used.
* The second section provides bird identification tips, including tips on using size and behavior as identification aids.
* The third section is a 75 species mini-guide called the FastFinder. It contains 75 of the most common and wide spread species found in the United States based on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology s Project FeederWatch data.
* The fourth section is the main part of the guide covering 650 species, including descriptions, photographs and range maps of each species.
* The appendix includes information on attracting and feeding birds as well as binocular selection and bird photography.
* The photography is exceptional and even people with just a passive interest in birds will enjoy flipping through the guide.
About the Author
Sam Crowe’s experience http://Sam’s experience includes 6 years at the world leading Cornell Lab of Ornithology, first as editor of the All About Birds web site and later as a marketing manager. Sam is founder and President of the Birdzilla.com family of web sites.includes 6 years at the world leading Cornell Lab of Ornithology, first as editor of the All About Birds web site and later as a marketing manager. Sam is founder and President of the Birdzilla.com family of web sites. He has been an active birder for many years with worldwide experience; including:
– Costa Rica
– South Africa
– New Zealand
– New Guinea
– Casually in England and Europe